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Air Quality Action Day declared for Thursday

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An Air Quality Action Day has been forecast for northwest Indiana for Thursday, July 12 for ozone.

This includes the counties of Lake, Porter, and LaPorte and the cities of Gary, Hammond, Whiting, and Michigan City.

Ozone levels are expected to be in the orange or Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range.

Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.

For information visit the Indiana Department of Environ-mental Magement Smog Watch:

or the EPA AIRNow web site at

and click on Indiana.

Posted 7/11/2012